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Posted by David Kraft on April 3, 2017 Admin Prof Day Plants Succulents

Caring for Healthy Indoor Plants

 

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If you sent plants for Administrative Professionals Week – or simply love being surrounded by green and flowering plants – the experts at Nanz & Kraft Florists are here to help keep those plants happy and thriving. And it only seems fair, since plants work so hard to keep us healthy! In fact, we offer an entire collection of plants which have the ability to cleanse our indoor air and eliminate airborne toxins. Given that the Healthy Plant Collection will improve your air quality and literally let you breathe easier, let’s take a look at how we can keep them beautiful as well. 

Did You Know? Nanz & Kraft Florists donates $10 from each Healthy Plant purchase to help fund scientific research to improve overall health in Louisville.

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The pothos plant is a wonderful addition to a hospital room, as it may help in speeding recovery! These plants remove toxins such as ammonia, xylene, and formaldehyde, which can cause people to feel sick longer. Caring for your pothos plant is easy as well – it should be kept away from direct sunlight, but a hospital room (or bedroom) may provide the perfect indirect light. The pothos plant doesn’t like to be overly watered, and keeping the soil moist to the touch is best. Hint: Pothos plants do not require fertilizer, but they may need pruning after a time. Simply cut with scissors near the stem base, keeping the stub above the soil line to prevent rotting.

The Snake Plant (shown below) is a great choice for Administrative Professionals Week, as it is suited to cleansing the air of common office toxins, such as printing vapor, synthetic fibers, furniture glue, plywood, and particle board. The Snake Plant will benefit the entire office – keep it beautiful with these easy tips. indoor plants

The sansevieria (snake plant) will do well on a windowsill, but you may wish to filter strong direct sunlight with a sheer curtain or blind. The plant will also thrive under the bright fluorescent lights in an office. No matter what the office preference for temperature, the plant will likely do well – it simply needs to be kept between 40 and 85 degrees. You should only water the plant when the surface soil is dry to the touch, but in an air-conditioned environment, watering is less necessary. Hint: If leaves begin to droop, add some water!

For those who prefer a flowering plant, the plant care instructions are specific to the type of plant they choose. Simply ask the experts at Nanz & Kraft Florists for advice. For instance, the lovely kalanchoe plant, a member of the succulent family, thrives in warm temperatures (between 60 and 85 degrees) and will do best in sandy soil and with plenty of light. Hint: As with many succulents, overwatering will result in root rot. Refrain from watering until the soil is dry, usually every 7 to 10 days.

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For Administrative Professionals Week, or for any other occasion that calls for a thoughtful gift – you can count on Nanz & Kraft Florists to sell you the plants and flowers that will be partners in good health. Throughout Louisville, we deliver the most beautiful flowering and green plants, as well as the floral designs you love. Give us a call today.

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